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Glenn Beck, one of my favorite talk show hosts (his show is currently the #3 talk radio show in the States), is moving to TV! He'll be doing a news show during prime time on Headline News this Spring.

“Having tired of the predictable left-versus-right debates in cable news, I am eager to offer a different take for Headline News viewers,” Beck said. “I hope that people will come away from our show not only informed, but also entertained, in a way they’re not used to seeing on cable news.”

Beck isn't a democrat or a republican, but he generally leans towards conservatism. He has a wicked sense of humor that I know a few of you will love. What I like is that he's a real person... he isn't arrogant, condescending or too caught up in his beliefs to listen to others.

Check out his website... especially the 'Page 2' link, look on the bottom right side of it for a nice snippet from Gore. :D
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Since the 'Page 2' news changes daily I thought I'd let you know what amused me so much. There was a photo of Al Gore and a headline talking about his speaking against President Bush. You could click on the headline to get to another news article about what was said. The funny part was the caption underneath the headline on Beck's site that said...


"Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

blah Bush is bad blah blah blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah."


Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

blah moveon.org paid me to say this blah

blah blah blah blah."

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That's not really funny, that's just a putdown. Couldn't you do that sort of thing for every politician? Now, something that actually had something to say AND was funny would be this example from the other kind of the political spectrum. (look at the date it was published)


(Getting back to Gore, from what I've heard it was quite a good speech, so why use this one for the joke? :blink: )

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Gore generally drones out the same things over and over, that's why. Besides, there was a link to the actual speech, that was just a subtitle under the photo... and I still think it's amusing. I'm sure if you saw something similar underneath a photo of Bush you'd find it hysterical. :P

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And you guys complain about Bush!....


From http://www.gargaro.com/algore.html



Mammogram...sonogram...honey graham...

At an event in Las Vegas on Monday, 09/1800, Gore declared potential breast cancer victims faced "a long waiting line before they could get a biopsy or, uh, or a uh, another kind of, what am I looking for, a sonogram or...." People in the crowd shouted "mammogram."

(Source: Fox News 09/18/00; MSNBC 09/21/00 - The News with Brian Williams)

"Had that happened to Bush the news media would have used it to further the theme that the Texas Governor has a troubled relationship with the English language." - Brian Williams 09/21/00



Equal...if not more so?

"When my sister and I were growing up," Mr. Gore told a small audience made up mostly of women, "there was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal, if not more so."

(Source: NY Times, 08/12/00)

Equal - if not more so? More so what? More "equal"? Who is more so? If two things are equal, what is the "more so" for?




Gore didn't reverse John 3:16, but he DID reverse Matthew 6:21

During the second debate, while discussing the environment, Gore said: "And I'm a grandfather now. I want to be able to tell my grandson, when I'm in my later years, that I didn't turn away from the evidence that showed that we were doing some serious harm. In my faith tradition, it is written in the book of Matthew, 'Where your heart is, there's your treasure also.' And I believe that we ought to recognize the value to our children and grandchildren of taking steps that preserve the environment in a way that's good for them."

Gore got the quote from Matthew 6:21 backwards. Matthew 6:21 states: "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." This follows verses 19 and 20 which say: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal."

This quote has nothing to do with the environment; it has to do with devotion to salvation The Bible verses specifically refer to being careful where you store your treasures - it follows the the reason would have to be because heart follows treasures. So not only did he misquote and misuse the quote - it is obvious he didn't know the context of the verse.



One thousand billion million trillion...

Oct. 25 2000 JACKSON, Tenn. (Reuters) — Criticizing Bush's Social Security privatization plan at a rally in Tennessee, Gore said, "He is proposing to privatize a big part of Social Security and he's proposing to take $1 trillion, a million billion dollars out of the Social Security trust fund and give it as a tax incentive to young workers."

A trillion is one thousand billion, not a million billion.

(Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/wires/1025/p_rt_1025_41.sml)




Execute a pregnant woman? Uhh... I don't know

On July 16, 2000 during a "Meet the Press" interview, Gore was asked if he would be in favor of postponing the execution of a pregnant woman. His hesitant response was "I'd have to think about it".

Apparently not prepared for this curve ball of a question, Gore must have been so conscientious about upsetting his pro-choice constituency that he couldn't even give the answer that was obvious to every member of the House which in uncharacteristically unanimous fashion passed legislation shortly after this interview to prohibit such a practice.


RUSSERT: Right now there's legislation which says that a woman on death row, if she's pregnant, she should not be executed. Do you support that?

GORE: I don't what you're talking about.

RUSSERT: It's a federal statue on the books that if a woman is pregnant and she's on death row, she should not be executed.

GORE: Well, I don't know what the circumstances would be in that situation. I would--you know, it's an interesting fact situation. I'd want to think (OFF-MIKE).

The full transcript is available here.



$29 dollars a week can buy a lot of Diet Cokes

In his 2000 convention acceptance speech, Gore said the Bush tax cut would save the average family 62 cents a week ("enough for a diet coke"). He later clarified it and said 62 cents a day per family... which is still wrong. Even at 62 cents a day, that's only a little over $226 a year. Under the Bush tax plan, the average family would save $1500 -- $4.20 a day, which is almost $29 dollars a week.



Collecting cans for prescription drug benefits!

During the October 3, 2000 Presidential debate, Gore mentioned 79-year-old Winifred Skinner, who has become the campaign's mascot for his Medicare prescription-drug program. "In order to pay for her prescription drug benefits, she has to go out seven days a week, several hours a day, picking up cans ," Gore said. "She came all the way from Iowa in a Winnebago with her poodle in order to attend here tonight."

However, Skinner doesn't need to collect cans for her medication. Her son, Earl King, who formerly owned his own business and now lives on an 80-acre ranch and describes his lifestyle as "comfortable," has offered repeatedly to help her make ends meet. She continually declines his offers. In addition, the Winnebago Gore referred to, as well as the gas, was paid for by the Gore campaign. Five campaign workers accompanied Skinner, a longtime Democrat and former union organizer.

(Source: New York Post, October 5, 2000 "Gore's nose is growing again"; Washington Post, October 5, 2000, page A20)



I was there with James Lee Witt...oh, wait....

In the Presidential debate on October 3, 2000, Governor George W. Bush gave credit to the Federal Emergency Management Service (FEMA) for their work in Texas during fires and floods in Parker County. Vice President Al Gore said "I accompanied James Lee Witt down to Texas when those fires broke out." Carl Cameron, of Fox News first reported that Gore had not, in fact, been to Texas with Witt to look at the damage in Parker County. Gore WAS in Texas, but FEMA officials said Witt never went to Texas to deal with the 1998 fires.

To say that he was traveling with Witt implies strongly that Gore was traveling to a location in an official capacity. Gore was on his way to a fundraiser, and happened to run into FEMA people at the airport. The purpose of his trip was to attend a fundraiser, NOT to see the damage, as Gore implies. While Gore has accompanied Witt on other occasions, Gore didn't on this occasion, AND the purpose of this particular trip wasn't even connected with the disasters. Some claim Gore just "forgot" that Witt wasn't with him on this occasion... did Gore also forget the purpose of this particular trip?

"If James Lee was there before or after, then you know, I got that wrong then," Gore said on ABC's Good Morning America on October 4, 2000.

(Source: New York Post, October 5, 2000 "Gore's nose is growing again")



I was part of those discussions! Really!

At a Sept. 22 press conference, Gore stated "I've been a part of the discussions on the strategic reserve since the days when it was first established." However, President Ford established the Strategic Petroleum Reserves when he signed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) on December 22, 1975 — two years before Al Gore became a congressman

(Source: Washington Post, Sept. 24 2000)

(note: it was actually 13 months, not 2 years as the Post states)

Now, technically, 1975 was when it was declared U.S. policy to establish a reserve, but the reserve was not established (sites purchased or built, etc) until 1977, when Gore was in Congress. However, isn't this yet another case of "fuzzy wording"? Gore phrases the initial statement to give the impression that he was somehow responsible or "part of something" from the outset, but leaves wiggle room so that he can later justify the statement. And isn't saying he was part of "discussions on the strategic reserve" meant to leave the impression that he was was part of the planning process, prior to the sites being purchased, etc? Decide for yourself.



A dog's health care costs less than my mother-in-law's!

Vice President Al Gore, reaching for a personal example to illustrate the breathtaking costs of some prescription drugs, told seniors in Florida that his mother-in-law pays nearly three times as much for the same arthritis medicine used for his ailing dog, Shiloh. "That's pretty bad when you have got to pretend to be a dog or a cat to get a price break" he stated. Gore's mother-in-law does pay more for her medication, but the generic brand of the drug, which 85% of Americans now use as a cheaper alternative, costs half as much, or one and a half times what it costs for the pooch - not three times. In addition, given the complexities of the marketplace, and the steps people take to get a better deal, it can work the other way around: Pets "pretending" to be humans. The Gore campaign also admitted that it lifted those costs not from his family's bills, but from a House Democratic study, and that Gore misused even those numbers: They represent the manufacturer's price to wholesalers, not the retail price of the brand-name product.

Drug costs often cost more for humans, though, because they are more heavily regulated. Jeff Trewhett, the spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America, said the higher costs for the human version of patented drugs is justified because the research, development, and approval costs can surpass $500 million per drug. But once the drug is approved for humans, the cost to test and approve it for animals is minimal, he said. Interestingly enough, Gore is proposing more regulations on on top of what we have now. Our food also costs 3 times as much as the dog's... will Gore say that we have to pretend to be dogs to get affordable food?

(Source: "Gore misstates facts in drug-cost pitch" Boston Globe, 9/18/2000 )


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  • 3 months later...

Ahhh, I forgot to remind everyone. Glenn Beck's new show is on Headline News right now! It'll also be on again at 9:00pm and 12:00 midnight eastern. Check this guy out it you can! :D

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